tmoore wrote:88HRB converts to an Rc of 9.
In other words... Do not use ball bearings on the stock rod! lol.
I personally use these rods: SFJ10-500 the have a HRC of 58 plenty hard enough for bearings.
Any update on the solid bushing and holders? To me, this looks promising to solve both the looseness issue and to quiet the movement.Alup wrote:I have created a new bearing holder for the Taz that might solve this issue. I am still testing it but seems good so far. Check it out and let me know if i need to make any modifications to it.
It uses the Misumi part SHBZ10-25 for the bushing.
Ross,ross_badger wrote:This is what I ordered from Misumi:
PSFU10-500 52100 Chrome rods @ 58 HRc hardness --> http://us.misumi-ec.com/vona2/result/?K ... PSFU10-500
LMU10 Linear Bearings --> http://us.misumi-ec.com/vona2/result/?Keyword=LMU10
SHBZ10-25 Solid Bushings --> http://us.misumi-ec.com/vona2/result/?Keyword=SHBZ10-25
As an update, I printed off the solid bushing holders ( http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:263630 ), and the solid bushings fit well. However, I found that I wasn't able to use them because I wasn't able to get the alignment perfect. Using two solid bushings on the same rod requires perfect alignment, otherwise they bind up on the rod. I'm not sure if it would help to redesign the holders to have the slot in the round portion to allow the bushing to "float" just a little bit......just like the stock holders. At the moment, I'm going back to the noisier linear bearings